helping

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

helping (plural helpings)

  1. (countable) A portion or serving, especially of food that one takes for oneself, or to which one helps oneself;
    She eagerly took a second helping of ice cream.
  2. (figuratively, countable) An amount or quantity
    • 2012 June 19, Phil McNulty, “England 1-0 Ukraine”, BBC Sport:
      Wayne Rooney marked his England return with the goal that secured a place in Euro 2012's last eight - but it was a rough passage eased by helpings of good fortune and controversy against Ukraine.

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Verb[edit]

helping

  1. Present participle of help.